Kenneth Todd, PE

Chair’s Corner: The Next 100 Years

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers celebrated a century of existence this past year. In my first order of business as the Board’s new Chair, I would like to thank the previous Chair, Anthony Fiorillo, for the outstanding job he did in leading FBPE through its 100th year.

Anthony Fiorillo, PE

Chair’s Corner: The Past Year, The Year Ahead

It was an honor and a pleasure to serve as the 2017 Florida Board of Professional Engineers’ Chair. I enjoyed my time as Chair, but the distance from Northern Virginia and the demands of a booming economy, made it difficult to allocate sufficient time to serve the position diligently. Therefore, it is time for me to step aside and make way for the new Chair. Mr. Kenneth Todd is that guy!


The New Florida Building Code and CE Requirements

With the 6th edition of the Florida Building Code now in effect, Professional Engineers whose practice includes items regulated by the Code are required to take continuing education within 12 months of the Code’s effective date.


Proper Signing and Sealing of Engineering Documents

(Please note: This article is outdated.) While the number of improperly signed, dated, and sealed engineering documents turned over to FBPE seems to be decreasing, there remain those who do not seem to have kept up with the rules. Failing to comply with these requirements is a violation of our rules.

records retention

Records Retention – A Reminder

The start of the new year is the time when businesses and individuals tend to work on organizing current records and purging old ones. Be careful, though, that you don’t purge records that Florida Statutes or the Florida Administrative Code require you to keep.

Board room

FBPE Appoints Chair, Vice Chair for 2018

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers has appointed Kenneth Todd, PE, as its chair for the 2018 term, and re-appointed C. Kevin Fleming, PE, as vice chair for 2018. Mr. Todd replaces Anthony J. Fiorillo, PE, SI, CGC, who served as Board chair for 2017.


NCEES Records Program Facilitates Licensure Process

NCEES’ new E3 system has made it easier for member boards to access information, and it has significantly enhanced the NCEES Records program by moving it from a system that relied on paper forms and the U.S. mail to a system that is totally electronic.


NCEES Reducing Fee for FE Exam in 2018

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, NCEES cut the cost of registering for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam by $50, from $225 to $175. The new fee applies only to registrations completed on or after Jan. 1.

Time to update

Are You Keeping Your Licensure Records Updated?

To keep you updated on licensure, renewals, and other important information, you — both Professional Engineers and Certificate of Authorization holders — need to keep FBPE updated with your latest contact information.

Unlicensed or Licensed

Unlicensed Activity Affects Everyone

FBPE receives cases involving firms practicing without a Certificate of Authorization, individuals using the protected title of Professional Engineer (PE) or any variation thereof, and individuals practicing without a PE license. In most cases, the violations occur due to a lack of knowledge of the laws and rules associated with the practice of engineering by offenders, as well as the public.


FBPE Licensees Must Report Criminal Convictions

All FBPE licensees are required to report in writing to the Board within 30 days after the licensee is convicted or found guilty of, or entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to, regardless of adjudication, a crime in any jurisdiction. Failure to timely report will result in disciplinary action being taken against the licensee.

Disciplinary Actions

Latest Engineer Disciplinary Actions

Under Rule 61G15-37.001(11), F.A.C., the Florida Engineers Management Corporation is required to post all Final Orders involving active disciplinary cases to the website until the terms of the final order are completed, or until the licensee becomes inactive, retires, relinquishes the license, or permits the license to become null and void. …